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Name That State Game
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- Cross-country learning fun
- Learn interesting facts about the USA
- Learn geographical information about each state
- For 2-4 players
- For Ages 8+
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First you start off by spinning the spinner and finding the state number that it landed on. To continue with your turn, you must correctly name the capital of that state. If you can't, your turn ends. If you do get the capital correct you then roll the dice and move the appropriate spaces. If you land on a space where you must draw a card, you must name the state by the hint left on the card. Most of the time it is land marks or tourist spots.
I definitely think that every parents should buy this game. It does not matter if your child attends public school, private school or home school. This game will make learning the states fun for your child and the whole family.
The gameplay is nonexistent. There really is no game. It's rote learning of the states and their capitals cloaked in "an exciting geography game". But it's NOT exciting. After your child learns the states (which might take a week or so, game or no game) then even that element of enjoyment is gone from this game.
The factoid postcards are not that interesting, restricting themselves to well-known landmarks and not delving into many historic or demographic details. The cards themselves are printed on cheap paper stock rather than glossy card stock, so they get bent very easily.
The spinner is on a flimsy cardboard insert that isn't flat, so the spinner doesn't spin all that consistently.
We've had this one for a week, and it's already on the shelf. The game says it's for kids Grade 3 and up...I can't imagine how older kids would enjoy this game if it can't hold a five year old's attention.
FYI: The more you need to learn about the states the more fun you will have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This item was a gift for grandchildren. Their mother states it has been educational for them. Any game that teaches relevant information is a plus.Published on May 24, 2013 by linda stumbo
Again it was a Christmas present. The recipient was happy with it as was their family
Received in good time
I bought this game 11 years ago. It's still in great shape after going through 3 boys. We homeschool our children and I bought this so my kids could learn the locations of the... Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by lauralea
As a former teacher, I was impressed with this game in the classroom. It is a fun way for children
to learn the name and location of all 50 states. Read more
Quite honestly this was a gift and I understand the youngster has enjoyed it, but I have never even seen it. I'm not qualified to answer the questions.Published on January 9, 2010 by Loretta B. Lackey
This is my sons favorite game. He loves maps and learning about the USA (he wants to travel when he is older). Read morePublished on August 13, 2007 by H.B.